An organization interested in the objective outcome from the use of psycho-legal elements in juvenile and criminal forensic evaluations to determine competency and sanity.

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WELCOME TO CAPACITY FOR JUSTICE



The Texas Department of State Health Services

&

CAPACITY FOR JUSTICE

present

Ethical Forensic Practice - Fall 2022

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

December 8-9, 2022
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

REGISTER

Thursday, December 8

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Report Writing and Testimony - Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D., ABPP

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Malingering  - Wendy Elliott, Ph.D.

 

Friday, December 9

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

A Judge's Views on Risk Assessment and Inpatient vs. Outpatient Competency Restoration - The Honorable Donna King, J.D.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
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10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

IDD in the Criminal Justice System - Ollie J. Seay, Ph.D.

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
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11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Insanity Evaluation  - Maureen Burrows, M.D. 


Learning Objectives

Mary Alice Conroy, PhD

Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to identify elements of quality forensic reports and describe effective methods of presenting testimony in forensic cases.

Wendy Elliott, Ph.D.

Upon completion of this event, you should be able to define feigning, identify various types of feigning and identify appropriate assessment measures to use in assessment of feigning/effort.

Ollie J Seay, Ph.D.
Upon completion of this event, you should be able to Define intellectual disability, describe vulnerabilities of people  with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system and identify best practices for gathering information and assessing intellectual disability

The Honorable Donna King, J.D.
Upon completion of this event you should be able to describe at least 3 considerations of judges in determining  appropriateness of inpatient vs. outpatient competency restoration and identify key elements judges consider in rick assessment evaluations

Maureen Burrows, M.D.

Upon completion of this event you should be able to Define insanity, describe a condition that precludes the insanity defense, describe the role of mental illness with regard to the insanity defense

Continuing Medical Education:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and Capacity for JUSTICE. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 8.00 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Licensed Psychologists:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is approved as a provider of professional development hours for licensed psychologists, per the Texas Administrative Code Rule ยง463.35 (f)(1). The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8.00 professional development hours. This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 8.00 hours in professional ethics.

Social Workers:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, the continuing education provider, ensures that the education provided is directly related to the practice of social work; and that the individuals presenting the information have the necessary experience and knowledge in the topics presented. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8.00 hours of credit.

This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 8.00 hours in professional ethics.

Certificate of Attendance:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated 8.00 hours for attendance.


REGISTER HERE


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Capacity FOR JUSTICE

    Since its inception in 1995, Capacity FOR JUSTICE (C4J) members have been keenly interested in the more objective outcome from the use of psycho-legal elements in juvenile and criminal forensic evaluations used to determine competency and sanity. (“Capacity” is for mental capacity and “ FOR JUSTICE” is looking toward a fair trial and/or appeal.) Members have made important contributions through research projects across the state by examining the quality of court ordered evaluations for juveniles and defendants.

    Capacity FOR JUSTICE fulfills projects addressing pre & post-adjudication for respondents and defendants with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or concurrent mental and substance use disorders. Focusing on taking the guesswork out of opinions, C4J conducts research, training, & compiles a registry of professionals whose credentials are consistent with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures (TCCP) 46B Incompetency to Stand Trial and TCCP 46C Insanity defense.

    Trainings
    New expert qualifications and standardized procedures in TCCP46B and TCCP46C support more consistency and equal protection in mental health expert reports and testimony. Specialized training is a way to become eligible for appointment as an expert witness offering juvenile and criminal forensic testimony in Texas Courts. To assist in providing necessary credit hours for qualified professionals and their support staff, C4J offers courses several times per year on mental health professional reliability and coordination of legal and mental health professional roles in judicial procedures involving mental health issues. View our Upcoming Events, including on-demand webinars, to see what training opportunities are on the horizon. 

    Events/Education

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